Nissan Institute participates in World Sight Week

October 15, 2018
546 new glasses were hended out in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
 
To mark World Sight Day, which was celebrated on October 11, the Nissan Institute and Instituto Ver e Viver, an NGO backed by contact lens manufacturer Essilor, held several special editions of the “How do you see the world?” project, transforming the commemorative date into a whole week of activities. The events last week benefited children and youth in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, with the aim of helping to transform the lives of other people.
 
In Rio de Janeiro, between October 8 and 10, the two institutes held eyesight screenings and consultations for children in the community of Mangueira, on the city’s north side. More than 460 young people participated in the initiative, which detected problems in 94 of them. All of them will now be given glasses. On October 9, the partnership took 106 pairs of new glasses to children at the Rogério Steinberg Institute who also need vision correction. This wave of solidarity also swept over the Nagai Association on October 10, when 96 pairs of glasses were handed out to children at the charity, located in the Alemão Complex community.
 
In São Paulo, the project visited Instituto Criar to deliver 250 pairs of glasses to young people. “The best part of the partnership between Instituto Ver e Viver and the Nissan Institute is being able to contribute effectively to society, to participate in different stages, to be with people and to help more people to enjoy decent visual health and mobility,” says Nissan Institute analyst Leilany Santos.